Merck Director, Trial Optimization in Indianapolis, Indiana
The Director, Trial Optimization within Metrics, Analytics & Performance (MAP) collaborates with regional, global and functional area leaders and subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop, maintain, and communicate information to support strategic decisions, improve planning, and monitor performance within GCTO (Global Clinical Trial Operations). This role will manage and oversee the technical team that leverages and interprets internal and external data and systems to support feasibility, site selection, patient recruitment & retention exercises for GCTO.
Primary responsibilities include:
Collaborates with stakeholders within GTO, MAP and across the organization to develop, implement and maintain dashboards and reports to measure operational performance including:
Support of Global Trial Optimization (GTO) in planning and opitmizing clinical programs and studies
Act as lead analyst assisting in the development of predictive models when requested to forecast patient recruitment in clinical trials, analytics to test the validity of processes, and presentations to present finding to GTO
Manages the requirements, development and delivery of dashboards and reports according to established plans
Leads the analysis and interpretation of data in support of internal customers
Leads the development and implementation of continuous improvement methodology to ensure MAP delivers dashboards and reports in an efficient and timely manner. This will be accomplished by continuously assessing opportunities to improve, simplify and optimize the metrics platform for functional areas and trial/program teams.
Act as internal consultant in the development of performance metrics across our Research Division
Attends meetings to provide portfolio updates, trending, etc.
Lead and/or participate in strategic initiatives
Identify and develop new technologies and methodologies to as appropriate to support feasibility, site selection, and patient recruitment/retention.
Manage direct reports including performance and development plans. Mentor and develop staff in best practices related to metrics development, prioritization and work direction. Foster a motivated staff base.
The role must demonstrate appropriate company Leadership Standards. Experienced with "getting things done" in a complex work environment is required.
Education Minimum Requirement:
- Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in a technical or scientific-related discipline strongly preferred.
Required Experience and Skills :
At least 5 years working on a clinical trial team or has worked in a clinical operations group in a cross-functional manner and understands the various steps in the lifecycle of a clinical study
Seasoned experience with feasibility, country selection, and trial planning process
Experienced in how modelling and analytics can be used plan and optimize clinical trials
Knowledge of the Drug Discovery Process, ICH and GCP guidelines
Strong understanding of how metrics can be used to drive strategic directives and/or process improvement initiatives
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Strong analytical skills (data interpretation and assessing impact on process)
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work in a cross-functional manner
Strong communication (written and oral). Must communicate effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization to share data and drive a change in culture with respect to metrics
Customer oriented and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional manner.
Must exhibit strong leadership skills
Must be able to prioritize competing priorities
Strong organizational, time management and project management skills
Technical knowledge should include:
Proficient in tools such as Cytel, Study Optimizer, Sitetrove
Strong understanding of how to use CTMS, and analytic tools such as Spotfire, Qlik, Power BI, Tableau, JMP, as well as modelling and planning tools
MS Office 2010 (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project and Access)
Shared Document Systems
Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) principles
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